Reading progress update: I've read 17 out of 268 pages.

Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them - Jennifer   Wright

Through Chapter 1.  So far it's a very light read. 

 

I don't know whether to be fascinated by Ms. Wright's attempt to make the material approachable by references to current pop culture (such as the allusion to the West Wing in the Chapter on the Antonine plague), or if these references will quickly make Get Well Soon horribly dated.

 

I've not made the time to read the other reviews coming out, in part because I don't want to prejudice the rest of my read.